Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Structural Integrity Day

After yesterday's earthquake (two in two years!), I think I have a handle on my earthquake fear and am ready to move to California.

Margot has the day off from school today, a day that shall forever be known as Structural Integrity Day.

She handled the earthquake very well and thought it was nothing more than an adventure. I tend to agree with her; the quake didn't unnerve me and I knew what it was right away after last year's quake. My first instinct was to jump in the car and get home in order to beat the traffic. And it was a success - I got home in 30 minutes.

I'd also like to add that just last month Brodie and I were in Mineral, VA, the quake's epicenter. We visited the CVS and also had amazing, huge, delicious ice-cream cones at a roadside stand. I hope the resulting media coverage of this quake puts that ice-cream stand in the black for the rest of the year.

Final quake observation: I received an email from DC Public Schools this morning informing me of the school closings and noting that some schools were damaged, including School Without Walls. (School Without Walls is a charter school in DC.) The irony of School Without Walls being damaged in an earthquake was not lost on me, and I've been chuckling about it all day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought about you guys and your proximity to the 'action'. We felt it here in Charlotte too but, I missed it. I have a theory about the size of my rear end effecting my ability to recognize shaking...since there is so much jiggling normally but - it's just a theory. Amy Martin